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May 2019

Pennsylvania Horticulture Society PopUp Garden

Friday, May 3 @ 12:00 pm - Monday, September 30 @ 10:00 pm
PHS uCity Square Pop Up Garden, 36th & Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Celebrate with a weekend-long Cinco de Mayo Bash. This week marks the season opening of the PHS Pop Up Garden at uCity Square, located at 36th & Filbert Streets. With its spacious layout and extensive seating options, the uCity Square garden’s whimsical urban orchard is an ideal location for hosting events – from group meetups to networking happy hours and private parties – all season long. For Cinco de Mayo celebrations May 3 to 5, enjoy drink specials, live music, and…

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Visual Democracy

Monday, May 6 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, June 22 @ 5:00 pm
City Hall Gallery, Enter NE Corner of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Exhibition: May 6 – June 22 Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116, Philadelphia City Hall May 31, 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. On this significant occasion, Art in City Hall, an initiative of the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) will exhibit artwork inspired by Walt Whitman’s 1892 poem, Song of Myself, as well as work that explores and reflects on contemporary social issues. Juried by Gaby Heit. Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy,…

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June 2019

Summer Exhibitions at African American Museum in Philadelphia

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, August 25 @ 5:00 pm
African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Sonya Clark: Self Evident May 25–September 8, 2019 Do or Die A group exhibition organized by Fahamu Pecou May 25–August 25, 2019 Philadelphia is fortunate to have two exhibitions of works by Sonya Clark this summer. “Self Evident” at the AAMP (to Sept. 8) and “Monumental Cloth: The Flag We Should Know” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (to Aug. 4). These exhibits of politically-aware and activist art by an important African American women artist -- along with Fahamu Pecou’s “Do…

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Stonewall 50th Anniversary exhibitions

Saturday, June 1 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Free

A Gift for the Queens (by Chad States) from Stonewall@50 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery Celebrating the beginning of the Gay Pride movement Ongoing or starting in June 2019, at multiple venues The importance of the Stonewall uprising in 1969 cannot be overstated. A series of direct actions in response to police brutality and harassment of the gay community in New York that culminated in a raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, the Stonewall uprising proclaimed the right to…

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Leaky Subjects opening reception/artist talk

Thursday, June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S. 18th Street, The Barclay, Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Bang Geul Han, CFEVA Visual Artist Fellow June 20 - August 2, 2019 As a state of dysfunction, the concept of leakage offers us something not entirely broken yet simultaneously never fully intact or in equilibrium. Leaks can be found everywhere, not only in aging pipes and ceilings but also in our human bodies, nation-state borders, and information infrastructure, as shown through the ongoing cycles of ‘big leaks,’ where both big and small revelations emerge from groups of hackers, whistleblowers, and…

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2019 Louis I. Kahn Award | honoring Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania – Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Photo Credit: Geordie Wood Join the Center for Architecture and Design for our 34th Louis I. Kahn Award, honoring the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). At the ceremony, principals from the firm will discuss in depth their innovative designs, their inspirations, and their motivations. This event is a fantastic way to learn about the design process architects use to shape the world around us, from the most influential architects in the world. Join us before the talk for a VIP reception to meet…

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OVC Rush Screening

Wednesday, June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Open Video Call, ICA will accept IN-PERSON SUBMISSIONS. The first 10 artists to bring video work on June 26th at 11AM will have their entry screened at ICA. Submissions must be digitized on an external drive and no longer than 10 minutes in length. Please one entry per person. Join us later that evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for refreshments and the unveiling of the selected video pieces. The program will be emceed by…

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George Washington, the Surveyor

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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This program is free but registration is required. Space will be limited to 40 guests. What do you think of when you hear ‘George Washington’? President, commander, and other stately terms likely come to mind. Often forgotten on that list is the word ‘surveyor.’ In fact, most do not know that George Washington, in his youth, had spent time as a surveyor. So, join us at the American Philosophical Society Museum to witness George Washington as he recalls his youth…

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Town Hall: A Public Forum on Process and Power

Friday, June 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia-Parkway Central, 1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Parkway Central Library—Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement Free and Open to the Public Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch Provided Register Here Monument Lab is having its first annual town meeting. They’ve rounded up national speakers for the panels and the entire one-day event is FREE. We very much admire the discussions Monument Lab monumentlab.com is creating around public space, a very important issue, and one that art and artists can play an important role in as creators or art for public spaces.…

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Opening Reception – Stonewall@50, group exhibition of 50 LGBTQ artists

Friday, June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA United States
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with performances by Wit Lopez, Vitche-Boul Ra, and tableau vivant by Jonas Dos Santos A must-see exhibition - featuring 50 LGBTQ artists - “Stonewall @50” is the largest show of LGBTQ art in Philadelphia history. Stop by the opening for the performance by Artblog’s own Managing Editor, Wit Lopez, and by Vitche-Boul Ra. The tableau vivant by Jonas Dos Santos also sounds awesome. We’re so happy to see this public celebration. Featured artists: alkotó, Linda Lee Alter, Keenan Bennett, Marcus…

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